Foot drop stimulation versus ankle foot orthosis after stroke: 30-week outcomes
Electric Stimulation Therapy
Gait Disorders, Neurologic
Using either an FDS or an AFO for 30 weeks yielded clinically and statistically significant improvements in gait speed and other functional outcomes. User satisfaction was higher in the FDS group. Although both groups did receive intervention, this large clinical trial provides evidence that FDS or AFO with initial physical therapy sessions can provide a significant and clinically meaningful benefit even years after stroke. Clinical Trial Registration Information- URL: http://www.clinicaltrials.gov. Unique Identifier: NCT01138995.